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Rotating Rings on a budget

Started by Move2Right, 04/25/2002 05:52PM
Posted 04/25/2002 05:52PM Opening Post
From all my NET searches, it seems that the ONLY source for
Rotating rings are:
PARALLAX INSTRUMENTS http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/ring.htm
and
PARKS OPTICAL http://www.scopecity.com/tmc.htm

(Someone told me that KEN DAUZAT http://users.kricket.net/ken/ makes them too, but his website doesn't show them.)

After performing the Heimlich maneuver (on myself) due to reading the HIGH PRICE's of these RR's, I thought, "there HAS to be a less expensive solution for those of us on a budget (and with smaller OTA reflectors, 5", 6", etc)".
(note: No disrespect intending to those Mfg's making these rings. I'm sure they are of high quality and the Mfg deserves the asking price. But that market is a bit too steap for us amaturs on a budget)
(Hey, if I could afford a 12" or larger Reflector, RR's would be the least of my worries ;-)

Has anybody come across a good idea? Anyone making something (for sale)?
a Kit? Plans?
I own a Intes Micro MN56 (5" Mak-Newt) mounted on a CG-5.
Nice Scope and mount, but what a pain to keep spinning the OTA in the ring holder every time I re-locate to a new object :-(

Feedback WELCOME :-)

Bill
Lat: 38:41:13.776N
Lon: 121:04:39.432W
Posted 04/25/2002 06:02PM #1
Hi Bill,
Did you try The telescope warehouse? Sometimes he has some. The link in on the astromart home page ( sponsor )
~~Sonya ~~